Visitors to downtown Spartanburg now have access to the works of many artists including Andy Warhol thanks to a new art gallery opened by the University of South Carolina Upstate at 172 E. Main Street. UPSTATE Gallery on Main, which will make its debut at Thursday’s Art Walk, is dedicated to contemporary and original exhibitions that include selections from the permanent collection by artists Andy Warhol, Jerry Uelsmann and Beatrice Riese. A grand opening is planned for Wednesday, February 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
“We are excited to bring our art to downtown Spartanburg and look forward to showcasing the contemporary works by visiting artists and USC Upstate students and faculty,” said Jane Allen Nodine, professor of art and director of art galleries. “Additionally, UPSTATE Gallery on Main will be a “lab” for experiential learning as students will be involved and working at the gallery on all activities.”
Nodine has work from her studio currently on display. Formations is a series of sculptural assemblages using wax, paper, fibers and fabric. She also is showing encaustic paintings and wax prints from the Apparition series.
“Having an art facility in downtown Spartanburg supports the USC Upstate mission and is a wonderful complement to our Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery and Year-Round Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit,” said Dr. Tom Moore, chancellor of USC Upstate. “This downtown facility will enable us to make our permanent collection and exhibitions available to a much larger audience.”
The UPSTATE Gallery on Main will be open Tuesday – Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. and also by appointment. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jane Allen Nodine at (864) 503-5838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.